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Grilled Butter Chicken Skewers

Butter Chicken on a stick! Juicy grilled chicken mopped with a delicious yogurty, tomatoey, spiced sauce. Just toss all of the marinade ingredients in a blender or food processor and let the appliance do all the work. Great for entertaining or for feeding hangry children, as the work is done in advance.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 4
Author: Jennifer Pallian


  • 1/2 cup plain full-fat greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 10 cloves garlic peeled
  • 1 tbsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp ground allspice
  • 1/2 tsp whole peppercorns or about a heaping 1/4 tsp ground
  • seeds of 6 cardamom pods or about 3/4 tsp ground
  • 2 1/4 lbs boneless skinless chicken thighs cut into bite-sized pieces


  • Place all marinade ingredients in a small blender or food processor and process on high speed until completely smooth. Pour into a shallow baking dish, add chicken, and turn to coat. Marinate at least 1 hour, preferably at least 4 hours (and up to 24 hours).
  • Preheat a grill at medium-high for about 12 minutes. Meanwhile, thread the chicken onto skewers. Grill chicken about 6 minutes on each side, until internal temperature reaches 165ยบ F.